HEJ – June 2022 Issue

HEJ – June 2022

HCE 2022 update.

Record conference submissions for Manchester event  / Four key themes should mean a topical conference / Record conference submissions and keynotes confirmed

Planning for this year’s Healthcare Estates is progressing, with a record number of papers having been submitted to the IHEEM Conference Committee for its consideration.

The presentations the Committee has chosen for inclusion across the two-day event align with the Four Key Themes for the Conference:

  • Workforce – Focusing on apprentices, recruitment and retention, training, development, re-skilling, and wellbeing.
  • Engineering & Facilities – focusing on key engineering services, infrastructure resilience, and post-COVID innovation and best practice to support the complex needs of critical services and patient safety
  • Strategic and Capital Planning – focusing on the introduction of the Integrated Care Systems, innovation through the New Hospital Programme and the digital agenda. and space planning and utilisation.
  • Net Zero – focussing on Net Zero strategies, targets, and objectives, from a services, infrastructure, and supply chain perspective.

Presentations in the Engineering stream include a look at the use of technology in the digital transformation of an NHS Trust, and the design of a new Emergency Department using a collaborative approach to incorporate lessons learned and create a clinically-driven design. In the Strategic & Capital Planning stream, presenters will discuss a number of new projects within the NHS in which multiple stakeholders have come together to engage and contribute different perspectives, resulting in projects with enhanced performance in terms of efficiency, sustainability, clinical performance, and energy efficiency.  For the Net Zero conference theme, case studies from healthcare settings large and small will be used to illustrate how to reduce carbon emissions, and there will be a post-occupancy review of an existing Passivhaus project and its performance in its first year of operation. The Workforce stream will focus on a range of subjects, including the importance of, and strategies for, caring for employees’ mental health. and developing a workforce that meets the needs of the future.

A record number of submissions

Pete Sellars, CEO of IHEEM said “The record number of submissions clearly demonstrates that our new key themes reflect the issues and topics that significantly impact on our sector. I am delighted that we have also confirmed several keynote speakers for the four sessions across the two days. These include David Melbourne, Designate Chief Executive of the Birmingham and Solihull Integrated Care Board (ICB), who will join me for a panel discussion on the opening day. We are again honoured to have Professor Cath Noakes – Professor of Environmental Engineering for Buildings at the University of Leeds, Professor Peter Guthrie – Professor of Engineering for Sustainable Development at the University of Cambridge, and Professor Shaun Fitzgerald – Director of Research in the Centre for Climate Repair at Cambridge, join us for our keynote session on Engineering. Further keynote speakers will be announced as the programme develops. We have introduced the panel discussion format this year to enable our delegate audience to engage in these sessions in a way they have not been able to before, and they will take place in a purpose-built theatre next to the new ‘IHEEM Members’ space. “

Six Theatres covering key topics

In addition to the main conference programme, there will be six Theatres covering the following specialist topics: Fire and Medical Gas; HVAC and Engineering; Infection Control and Water; Energy and Sustainability; Facilities Management, and Design and Construction. Contributing to the programmes in these theatres are SOPHE, the Water Management Society, the Legionella Control Association, The Carbon and Energy Fund, Architects for Health, and NAHFO, with more to be announced.

Exhibition space has already sold out – a first in the event’s history, and with over 180 exhibitors already in place, the 2022 event is set to be the largest yet. Additional space has been acquired to accommodate any companies and organisations still looking to engage with the healthcare engineering and EFM community. Attendees and delegates visiting Healthcare Estates 2022 will be able to engage with companies offering the latest innovations and products.

Awards at ‘Landmark’ Manchester hotel

The Gala Dinner and Awards will be held on the evening of 4 October at The Kimpton Clocktower Hotel, a historic landmark in Manchester. This popular social occasion, which sold out in 2019, features a drinks reception and gala three-course dinner with after-dinner speaker, and, of course, the prestigious awards ceremony. Entries are now open, with three new awards for this year: Diversity and Inclusion, Estates and Facilities Champion of Champions, and Staff Wellbeing Initiative. Other awards returning to the event are: Architectural Practice of the Year, Consultancy of the Year, Estates and Facilities Team of the Year, New Build Project of the Year, Product Innovation of the Year, Refurbishment Project of the Year, Sustainable Achievement, Supplier of the Year, and Apprentice of the Year. The deadline for entries is 1 July 2022.

IHEEM has listened carefully to members, Company Affiliates, and exhibitors, and is making the 2022 event more affordable and more accessible. A significantly revised ticket pricing structure has been introduced for 2022 based on a saving of at least £50 per day across all entry ticket prices (against 2019 rates).  ‘Early bird’ rates, which run until 30 June 2022, also give member and non-member delegates a further opportunity to make savings.

All the information on the Conference, Exhibition, and Gala Dinner, is available at  www.healthcare-estates.com

Healthcare Estates is returning as a fully live event in 2022!

Healthcare Estates is returning as a fully live event in 2022!

This two-day Conference and Exhibition at the prestigious Manchester Central Complex is the UKs largest event for the healthcare engineering and efm sector.

The 4 Key Themes have been revised to reflect the issues that have the greatest impact on our industry and this year there will be more keynote sessions across the two days.

IHEEM have listened carefully to members, company affiliates and exhibitors and are making the 2022 event more affordable and more accessible.  Therefore, in partnership with STEP Exhibitions, we are offering a significantly revised ticket pricing structure which is based on a saving of at least £50 per day across all entry ticket prices (against 2019 rates).  Earlybird rates also give member and non-member delegates a further opportunity to make savings.

EARLY RATE (March – 30 June)
1 Day £145 1 Day £275
2 Day £195 2 Day £395
STANDARD RATE (1 July – Event)
1 Day £175 1 Day £330
2 Day £225 2 Day £425

Pete Sellars, IHEEM CEO said “Our aim is to make our flagship event as inclusive as possible both for our members and everyone from the healthcare efm community who has worked tirelessly to meet the challenges of the past two years. This revised pricing structure will undoubtedly encourage increased delegate attendance at our conference and exhibition.   I am delighted that we have the opportunity to return to a live event this year and I look forward to meeting many of you in person at Manchester Central.”

Exhibition Organisers Statement – 2021

Healthcare Estates 2021 took place in Manchester Central in October, with the live event taking place over two days (19 & 20 October) and online over five days (18 – 22 October).

The event attracted an audience in excess of 2,500 with 1,884 visiting the live event in Manchester over the two days.

Held at Manchester Central, located in the heart of the city, Healthcare Estates is the UK’s Largest Event for Healthcare Estates, Engineers & FM Professionals. It is the only national conference and exhibition to bring together those who design, build manage and maintain healthcare facilities.

Healthcare Estates’ visitors represent all areas of the procurement chain with the exhibition providing a unique marketplace for decision-makers and specifiers in the health sector. It offers exhibitors access to a truly focused audience who have a vested interest in products and services that are tailored to these unique environments and as the leading event in the UK for this sector, it’s a key occasion for many to aid their planning and purchasing decisions each year.

The exhibition this year featured over 180 exhibiting companies offering expertise in key areas dealing with the fabric of healthcare buildings; free-to-attend theatres and zones on the exhibition floor, these are focussed on Facilities Management; Energy & Sustainability; Engineering & Compliance; Design & Construction, Water Management & Infection Prevention.

The event also features a multi-stream conference and awards dinner attracting key decision makers from the sector.

Attendance Profile

This year’s event once again saw representatives from across the healthcare sector, these included by Organisation Type:

NHS Trusts; NHS Foundation Trust; Construction/ Building Company; Engineering; Manufacturer; Architectural/ Design Practice; Medical Devices; Property and Real Estate; Medical Gas Services; HVAC; Infection control/decontamination; Private Healthcare; Legionella Control; Architects for Health; Water Treatment; Energy & Sustainability; Mental Health NHS Trust; Fire Safety; Legal; NHS SBS; NHS England; Department of Health; Professional Engineering Institute; Security; University; Procure22; Funding Clinical Commissioning Group; Commissioning for Quality & Innovation; Commissioning Support Unit

Visitors and delegates responsible for running and maintaining some of the biggest estates in the NHS and private sector attend Healthcare Estates in Manchester to learn about the latest innovations in key areas of the healthcare estate. The map below illustrates the location of attendees to the live event, indicating the spread of attendance from across the UK.

Visitors to the ‘live’ event were full of praise for the event, while digital viewers also enjoyed the experience.

  • good event, easy to meet people, liked the hybrid approach
  • Very good Look forward to next year
  • An excellent two days at the live event supported by the online presentations
  • Excellent show
  • Post Covid event was as good as I expected. I imagine next year will be back to a full on site event. This I prefer. Network and educational still good.
  • Good positive experience especially after Covid which seemed to be quite well attended.
  • Genuinely enjoyed – it was quiet but that was nice.
  • Online conference worked well. The ability to view on ‘catch-up’ is great.
  • Entire event was good, easy flow around the venue to visit stands and discuss with exhibitors. All in all a good conference, excellent networking opportunities and will certainly be attending next year
  • Enjoyed the opportunity to return to “normal” after COVID lockdown constraints
  • Good experience made some good contacts.
  • Very good really enjoyed meeting old colleagues and new alike. Always a good exhibition.
  • Great event can’t wait for next year
  • Very interesting and enjoyable

Exhibitors were also full of praise for the event, many already reserving their place at the 2022 event.


–           I believe that this event is “the” event to attend for the estates sector – Steve Anderson, Karl Storz

–           “Well organised, a first event for us after Covid and a really good couple of days – Andrew Nicholls, HSL  

–           Healthcare estates is now the single most important conference for estates and construction personnel in the UK, and gets stronger each year – Mark Yates, 10 Architect

–           Excellent, well-worth the visit – Malcolm Atherton, SoPHE

–           2021 saw plenty of time for participants to engage in the exhibition with the conference being virtual. Attendees seemed more relaxed as a direct result – Casey Wells, Trend Controls

–           A good event – Andrew Carnegie, Air Sentry

Further innovations and improvements are promised over the coming months for the 2022 event. With a new venue for the dinner, a larger exhibition, Healthcare Estates is the premier event for all trusts and the estates and facilities teams.

Next year Healthcare Estates in 2022 will again take place in the centre of Manchester at Manchester Central the dates are 4 – 5 October. For enquiries about how to exhibit or visit contact the team on healthcare@stepex.com (change to healthcare@step-exhibitions.com) or call Jay or Matt on 01892 518877


For more information contact the sales team: 01892 518877 Email: healthcare@stepex.com (Change to healthcare@step-exhibitions.com).



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